Month: January 2022

Mazda is officially back to making vehicles in the U.S. Jeff Guyton, CEO of Mazda North American Operations, piloted the first production CX-50 off the line Wednesday at the automaker’s joint-venture plant with Toyota in Huntsville, Ala. “The production of the CX-50 here signifies the importance of the North American market to Mazda and our
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What kind of car is the 2022 Volvo S60? What does it compare to? The S60 is Volvo’s smaller sedan, with seats for five and a passel of powertrains, including plug-ins; there’s even a V60 Cross Country wagon version, if your weather’s like that in Stockholm. Rivals include the Audi A4 and Allroad, the Mercedes-Benz
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Toyota’s largest SUV, the Sequoia, will grow larger and far more refined with greatly improved fuel economy and increased driver-assistance and technology features as part of a sweeping redesign onto the automaker’s new F1 global light-truck platform. The makeover, its first in more than a decade, should allow the Sequoia to better compete against large
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commerce Department said Tuesday a survey of semiconductor chips producers and users shows a shortage will persist, sparked primarily by wafer production capacity. The department said it will “engage industry on node-specific problem solving in the coming weeks. We will also look into claims about unusually high prices in these nodes.”
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What kind of car is the 2022 BMW 7-Series? What does it compare to? The 7-Series puts five people at total ease in its full-size body, with its full complement of luxury touches and massive doses of horsepower. It’s a rival for the Audi A8, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the Porsche Panamera.  [embedded content] Is
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Porsche is dialing up the capabilities of the infotainment system in some of its most popular cars and light trucks. The sixth generation of the Porsche Communication Management system — or PCM 6.0 — adds direct Spotify integration, allowing users to access the streaming service without having to connect via a smartphone. The infotainment system,
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 BMW X7? What does it compare to? The X7 is BMW’s biggest vehicle, the one with the most seats and a lavish interior on par with the 7-Series sedan. It’s a rival for the Mercedes GLS, Audi Q7, and the Range Rover.  Is the 2022 BMW X7 a
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San Diego-based Juiced Bikes unveiled and then launched its newest e-bike model, the RipRacer, last November. Now the company’s founder and CEO Tora Harris is taking us on a behind-the-scenes look at how production is moving along in China. The RipRacer was launched as a ‘fun-sized’ e-bike with smaller 20″ fat tires and a similarly
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Some major automotive suppliers won’t just be rolling out new driver-assistance technology in the coming years. They also will be deploying health technology aimed at detecting COVID-19, alerting someone to signs of a heart attack and purifying the air in vehicles. “Our technologies make mobility cleaner, safer and smarter,” Valeo Deputy CEO Christophe Perillat said
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Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors plan to triple their investment to jointly develop electric vehicles, two people with knowledge of the plan told Reuters. As established automakers face pressure from new competitors and an expected shift in demand toward EVs, the French-Japanese alliance is seeking to deepen cooperation. The three are expected to announce on
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The 2022 Lexus LS is not an exercise in restraint, but it may look so compared to some of its competitors. This lineup tops out about where some of its German competitors begin, so it’s easy enough to overlook the fact that it is not as opulent. We rate it at a 9 out of
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